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How To Make An NFT Artwork

Aug 2, 2022 4:06 PM

Whether you’re a brand, a business, a creative, an entrepreneur, an artist, a musician or something else, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) represent an incredible opportunity to put yourself out there in a different and interesting way, trying new things, meeting new people and putting your range of skills to the test in a brand-new environment.

There’s nothing worse than stagnating and change is inevitable, so with NFTs seriously coming to the fore at the moment, why not dive in with both feet first and see where the river takes you.

If you’re still relatively new to the idea of NFTs, don’t panic. It’s surprisingly simple and anyone who’s anyone can get involved!

Just think of NFTs as digital tokens stored on the blockchain (a type of digital ledger). Each NFT is entirely unique and can be used as a way of proving ownership of digital files, whether it’s a video, an image, an audio file or something else.

This may sound a little complicated but you’ll be surprised at how easy it actually all is, so easy in fact that you don’t even really need to have much in the way of tech and computer skills to start getting in on all the action.

If your perceived lack of skills in this department has been stopping you from joining in all the fun, perhaps it’s time to look again and give it another go!

For creative professionals, NFTs have really taken off and it’s really not hard to see why. The NFT marketplace represents a new and exciting way to target new demographics and find new audiences for their work, allowing them to diversify their portfolios and start creating their masterpieces in an entirely new medium.

Serious investor interest has already been seen from some avid art collectors over the last few years or so and the collectible nature of NFTs is perhaps a big part of why artists and other creatives are finding their feet quickly in this intriguing new arena.

But it’s not just the creatives who have it made in the NFT world. Brands and businesses can also take full advantage of creating NFT art and using it to help them spread the word about their goods and services, as well.

Take a look at your competition. Chances are they’re already dipping a toe into the NFT water and if they’re prepared to get wet, it might be a wise idea for you to consider pulling on your bathing attire as well.

After all, you’ve got to keep up with changes in the marketplace and if your customers are now showing an interest in NFTs, it would perhaps be wise to start producing some offerings here and there.

You could create your own NFT art to be used in your marketing and advertising campaigns, for example. Big brands like Adidas, MAC and Dolce & Gabbana have all started doing this and you could easily take a leaf out of their book and take steps in a similar direction.

But how best to go about making an NFT artwork in the first place? Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you do just that.

#1 Choose the blockchain

The first step you need to take once you’ve got some media to translate into an NFT is to choose the blockchain you want to create it through. The most common one is Ethereum, although you could investigate Tezos, Polkadot, Binance Smart Chain or Tron, as well.

#2 Choose the NFT platform

Once you’ve got the blockchain sorted out, you can find the right NFT marketplace for you and your creations.

Curated platforms only allow authorised artists to mint or create NFTs, so if you’re in the market for high-quality works of art, this would be the place to find it. Self-service platforms, however, allow anyone to create NFTs in a range of formats, so there’s space for everyone where NFTs are concerned.

#3 Open your crypto wallet

You need to have a digital or crypto wallet so that you have somewhere to store your NFTs and keep all the profits from your digital sales. It’s important to make sure that the wallet you choose is compatible with the blockchain you’ve gone for so make sure to double check.

Once you’ve set your wallet up, you can transfer some cryptocurrency into it to cover any associated fees you may have incurred. Then just connect it to your platform and you can get started with your NFTs.

#4 Create and list your NFTs

Once you’ve finished setting everything up, you can start listing all your creations as collections on your chosen platform. Upload your files, give the digital art tokens a name and that’s it. You’re done!

You’re able to create more than one edition of the same NFT, but it may be better to go for standalone tokens instead if you want to make your art as collectible and as valuable as possible.

You can also lazy mint your NFTs, where you don’t have to pay any gas fees for listing the token. Instead, the buyer of your NFT will pay the platform for the minting process once they’ve purchased an NFT.

#5 Advertise!

Although the NFT marketplace is still relatively new, it’s becoming increasingly popular and there’s an awful lot of choice and competition, so you’ll need to make sure you dedicate sufficient time to the advertising and marketing of your tokens.

Instagram is perhaps one of the best platforms to do this on because it’s picture-led and you can really draw in the crowds with stunning images of your latest creations.

Looking to find out more about NFTs and what it’s all about? Check out our latest blog posts and see what you think. Maybe it’s time to give it a go!